Why is hand washing important?

Washing hands with daughterEvery day we touch our food and mouths with our hands so it’s important to keep them clean to stop the spread of germs and illness.

You should always wash your hands before and after you...

  • Prepare food and eat
  • Treat a cut
  • Change a baby's diaper
  • Blow your nose, cough or sneeze
  • Play with your pets 
  • Have been in the garden
  • Take out the dustbin
  • Touch a sick person
  • Visit the convenience
  • Clean your house

The list is extensive but it is important that you keep your hands clean at all times in order to stop the spread of germs and illness.

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